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The Skeff

££ - £££Irish, ,
Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 173
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“soup” (12 reviews)
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
“burger” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
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Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I went here for a late afternoon snack. The service was slow and the guy talking our order wouldn't even acknowledge my presence. It was weird. He took my husbands drink order and promptly left without asking if I would like something....More

1  Thank travelers1008
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear travelers1008, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen and apologies that your time with us was not overly enjoyable. When you have a moment could you contact me on...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’ve been here twice and it has impressed both times. The first time we had a sandwich and a pint, sandwich was absolutely gorgeous. Second time we visited we had dinner and a few drinks before heading down shop street. Dinner was ok, you get...More

Thank Meggles1456
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Meggles1456, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor about your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. It was great to read that you enjoyed both visits with us and I will make sure to pass your kind...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here, initially because it was pouring rain and was the closest spot to duck into for some lunch. I'm glad we did. You order your sandwiches on the 2nd floor, and then they bring your food to the table. They have a...More

Thank Sheila Z
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sheila Z, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that you popped in for a few visits during your time in Galway city and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely friday night here in November with some family. Lovely relaxed atmosphere with a good crowd in the bar. We ordered dinner and the service was very prompt and friendly. We ordered red and white wine which was very nice and enjoyable. We...More

Thank Melissa S
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Melissa S, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor regarding your visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. It was great to see that you had a really enjoyable visit with us and i will make sure to pass...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is ok. Its a very old pub. You can take your time over your meal theres no rush. The waiters are very friendly.More

Thank Mosha15
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mosha15, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. It was great to read that your time with us was enjoyable and we look forward to welcoming you back in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very slow service and the food was ok. I had the roast beef and was surprised when it didn't come with Yorkshire Pudding because on their allergy list for that meal it said gluten, dairy, and milk...so not sure what part of the meal had...More

Thank RobinsFolly
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear RobinsFolly, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen and apologies that overall your time with us was not an enjoyable one. I will make sure to address those issues...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

My friend wanted go out for footie so went here. Loads of room in pub and alot of tellys which was great. Bar man was lovely remember your drink when you went to bar. My friend knocked her empty bottle and bit smashed on floor,...More

1  Thank Karen M
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Dear Karen M, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen and for highlighting those issues to us- I will make sure to address them with the service team. We hope...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

LOVE THIS PLACE. I'm a out of town American. This place just in its architecture was more then I could say. Beautiful place and lovely friendly staff, even near the end of kitchen hours. They were able to sit a party of 6 on the...More

Thank TheyoungTravel
AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Dear TheyoungTravel, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor about your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that your group of 6 had such an enjoyable time with us & I will make...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The building itself, on the inside, is all old, artisanal woodwork. It's like stepping into another century. Just beautiful. The staff is helpful and friendly. The food is quite good. The atmosphere is so warm and classy. Loved this place.More

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AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear francescobW8516LQ, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that you had a really enjoyable time with us and I will make sure to pass...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Local pointed us to this restaurant and we had a great dinner upstairs in a corner booth. We were able to watch street while dining. Food was good.More

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AshlingDudley, Manager at The Skeff, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Dear E1560MJjeanb, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. It was great to read that you had an enjoyable visit with us and we hope to welcome you back for...More

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God knows our round was 33 pints of Guinness !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skeffington Arms Hotel 28 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 173
  • E-mail
Description
Uniquely designed busy bar in the heart of Galway city center serving wholesome, quality food. 6 bars under the one roof including a thriving whiskey bar and cocktail bar - sit back enjoy some delicious food and drinks whilst overlooking Eyre Square. The Skeff Bar & Kitchen really is Galway's meeting place.
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